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Re: Meaning and origin of . . .

Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 05, 2001

In Reply to: Meaning and origin of . . . posted by Renee McNeil on September 05, 2001

: "If you don't like it, you can lump it."

Your phrase is spoken to someone who does not like a certain situation, thing or occasion and complains about it.
For instance, a father buys his daughter an expensive blue cell phone and she complains that she wanted a BLACK cell phone.
The father gets a bit aggravated and sez "If you dont like it, you can lump it".
I do not know the origin but I know and love the daughter very much.